Archive For The “Hartford, CT” Category

Sun. 8/18, 6 PM ECITAL
MARY MCCUE, SOPRANO

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Cyril & Methodius Church, 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford In Program: Schubert, Copland, Mozart, and Broadway

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Sun. 8/11, 6 PM BACH – PARTITAS FOR VIOLIN SOLO
ADRIAN SYLVEEN, VIOLIN

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Cyril & Methodius Church 55 Charter Oak Ave. Hartford – Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 I. Allemanda II. Double III. Courante IV. Double V. Sarabande VI. Double VII. Tempo di Bourrée VIII. Double – Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 I. Preludio II. Loure III. Gavotte en Rondeau IV. Menuett…

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NEA – Funded “KAISER VON ATLANTIS” continues with performances in September and October

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Opera Composed During The Holocaust Headlines CLO’s Season FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 1, 2019 Contact: John Waller 860 415 6441, jwaller@ctlyricopera.org Connecticut Lyric Opera is proud to present the first production of its 2019-20 Season, the profoundly moving opera The Emperor of Atlantis (Der Kaiser von Atlantis) by Jewish composer Viktor Ullmann and librettist Peter…

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2019 SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL
August 9 – 25

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Admission to all concerts by suggested donation ($15-$25) Fri. August 9, 7 PM Opening concert – Sylveen Family Concert In Program works by J. S. Bach performed by 2 generations of musicians and their friends Tunxis Room, Tunxis Community College 271 Scott Swamp Rd. Farmington Sun. August 11, 6 PM Adrian Sylveen – Bach Sonatas…

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SPANISH INQUISITION IN MIDDLETOWN – Review of our 2019 production of Don Carlo by Verdi

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Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum – Not heard with any opera company in Connecticut since 1976, the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Orchestra presented Verdi’s colossal “Don Carlo” at the newly named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on May 11., with mainly successful results. As composers go, Verdi’s operas…

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2019 SUMMER INSTITUTE
August 12–25

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Chamber Music – Individual Instructions – Master-Classes – Orchestra – Art History – Fun & Educational Activities – Opera Young Artist Program – Public Performances – About the Institute: – Virtuosi Summer Music Institute is a two-week creative music education program open to instrumentalists ages 8-18 and young and upcoming opera singers. The Institute was…

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Opera review from performance in Middletown

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SPANISH INQUISITION IN MIDDLETOWN Special to Town Times by Larry Kellum Not heard with any opera company in Connecticut since 1976, the CT Lyric Opera and its CT Virtuosi Orchestra presented Verdi’s colossal “Don Carlo” at the newly named Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center in Middletown on May 11. As composers go, Verdi’s operas are…

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May 31, June 2
Music of Revolutions

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In Program: Mozart: Sinfonia concertante in E-flat major for violin and viola Shostakovich: String Symphony No. 8, op.110 Beethoven: Symphony No. 3 (Eroica) – Concert program exploring music that reflected milestone events of social change. Virtuosi will present pieces that inspired or expressed progress, equality, human rights, and all human values we now take for…

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May 10, 11, 17, 26
DON CARLO
by Giuseppe Verdi

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“Don Carlo, one of the most enigmatic, yet profoundly beautiful operas Giuseppe Verdi ever composed. The story takes place in the mid-1500s, at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, and it’s loosely based on historical characters and events. The title character is the son of Spain’s King Phillip II, and he is clearly both bewitched…

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March 22 & 24
Songwriter
Emma Rae
Jazz Cross-Over

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The Connecticut Virtuosi and our students will perform music from the popular film series, and jazz standards with the singer and songwriter Emma Rae. – Fri. March 22 / 8 pm / New Britain First Church Of Christ Congregational (830 Corbin Ave) – Sun. March 24 / 4 pm / Hartford Cyril and Methodius Church…

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January 12 Brunilda Myftaraj in Violin Solo recital

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In program: Johann Sebastian Bach – Partitas for solo violin: Partita No. 1 in B minor, BWV 1002 Partita No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1004 Partita No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006 About the Artist Albanian-American violinist Brunilda Myftaraj has drawn enthusiastic accolades from audiences as well as critical acclaim for her masterful…

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Tamra Grace Jones – Musician, Storyteller, Artist, Soprano

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Tamra Grace Jones is a Boston-based soprano with a passion for communication through song. She aims to tell the beautiful and timeless story of the human experience. She recently joined the Connecticut Lyric Opera Young Artist Program. She has won silver at the Vancouver International Music Competition and received top vocalist from the Philharmonic Society…

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Introducing the cast of CARMEN Production

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Truly outstanding cast of singers will be joining the CLO and the CVCO for it’s upcoming production of CARMEN.   CARMEN: Tamra Grace Jones DON JOSE: Daniel Juarez ESCAMILLIO: Justin Ryan (Nov. 9, 18), Ivan Konrad (Nov. 11, 17) MICHAELA: Jurate Svedaite (Nov. 11, 18), Mary McCue (Nov. 9, 17) ZUNIGA: Daniel Klein FRASQUITA: Chelsea…

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Carmen by G. Bizet

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Carmen by G. Bizet Bizet’s immortal opera, Carmen, is without doubt one of the most well-known and beloved operas in the repertory today, and was the first opera CLO presented more than a decade ago. Set in Seville, the opera deals with the love and jealousy of Don José, who is lured away from his…

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2018-2019 Season

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Rhapsody in Blue & Rakastava

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Jean Sibelius: Rakastava (The Lover) George Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue Featuring Batia Steinbock-Lorenzen, piano Josef Suk: Serenade, Op.6 – FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12 2018 | 8:00 PM | FIRST CHURCH OF CHRIST, CONGREGATIONAL >>> 830 Corbin Avenue, New Britain, CT 06052 – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 2018 | 8:00 PM | CYRIL AND METHODIUS CHURCH >>> 55 Charter Oak Ave,, Hartford, CT 06106 Born in…

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Giulio Cesare – Virtuosi Summer Institute Opera

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Thu, August 23, Tunxis Community College, Farmington, CT DescriptionCesare- Allison Waggener Cleopatra- Hana Omori Sesto- Rachel Abrams Cornelia – Julie Rumbold Tolomeo- Kateryna Diachenko Nireno/ body guard- Sara Trenner Curio/ body guard- Letitia Stevens BUY TICKETS NOW Sell tickets online with Ticketleap Sun, August 26, 2p, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main St, Hartford, CT…

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Connecticut Virtuosi Orchestra Concludes Concert Season With “An American Dream”

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By Ethan Sadoian – The Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra will close out its 2017-2018 concert season on the first weekend of June with “An American Dream,” a concert of music by American composers. – A featured highlight of the program will be Leonard Bernstein’s Serenade after Plato’s “Symposium,” for violin soloist and orchestra. “Unfortunately, this…

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21st Concert Season Poster

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Feb. 23, 24 “FRENCH IMPRESSIONS”

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CHOPIN: Andante Spianato et Grande Polonaise Brillante DEBUSSY: Petite Suite RAVEL: “Le Tombeau de Couperin” – Rafael Lewandowski, piano Rafal LEWANDOWSKI combines in his playing the Polish and French piano traditions. He has performed on concert stages across Europe (France, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Croatia, Poland, Denmark, Austria), and frequently plays in the USA. Rafael Lewandowski graduated…

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